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Brian Bourbeau: 2021 Team Leader of the Year

With a flexible management style, Bourbeau has helped his team expand successfully to support a growing FBO.

Josh Smith

May 20th, 2021

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Photo courtesy of Premier Jet Center

As Premier Jet Center has switched hands from one ownership group to another, many changes have occurred.

For one, business doubled for five consecutive years from 2015 through 2019, and even through the turmoil brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBO saw business remain steady throughout 2020. With that growth, staffing and equipment needs have grown, too.

But throughout this period of change, one thing has remained constant – the leadership that Brian Bourbeau brings to the line service department.

As the FBO, located at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) in Eden Prairie, Minn., has grown, Premier Jet Center’s line services manager has grown his career with it, developing professionally while overseeing a rapidly expanding team.

“He has developed the team and with that created four supervisor positions. This has allowed continued growth opportunities for team members and created a focus on developing the supervisors in order for them to get leadership experience,” says Michael Lawrence, general manager at Premier Jet Center.

“Through his leadership and the respect of the entire line service department team, Premier Jet Center’s line department has been consistently highly rated in FBO surveys, has grown both our based tenant and transient customer base, reduced overall turnover in the department and has significantly increased the team member job satisfaction,” he adds.

For his ability to foster growth and aid in the FBO's evolution, Bourbeau has been named Ground Support Worldwide’s 2021 Team Leader of the Year.

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